Starfall ABCs 4+

Starfall Education

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 384 Ratings
    • Free



The Starfall® ABCs app contains a FREE selection of activities from This app is the first step of Starfall’s free Learn-to-Read sequence, which includes all of the basics for learning to read.

Starfall activities motivate through exploration, positive reinforcement, and play. Children delight as they see, hear, and interact with letters and sounds in words, sentences, and games. They learn to recognize letters while developing the skills they need to become confident readers. All children, especially English language learners, benefit.

The Starfall website and applications are program services of Starfall Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) publicly supported nonprofit organization. Starfall® and® are registered trademarks in the U.S., the European Union, and various other countries. Copyright © 2002–2023 by Starfall Education. All rights reserved.

What’s New

Version 3.78

This version of Starfall ABCs includes a minor bug update and performance enhancements for a smoother user experience.
Have fun exploring the alphabet, singing and learning!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
384 Ratings

384 Ratings

mommamommaredpajama ,

Great app, but constantly freezes up.

I love this app for my little one because I know every little game he’s playing on it is safe and educational, and it is easy for him to navigate. However.. it constantly freezes up on him, specifically in the balloon matching game, so I repeatedly have to turn off guided access, restart the app (which usually takes a few times to actually kick it back into working gear), then turn the guided access back on. It gets annoying after about the 20th time, and it is super frustrating for him, as he almost never gets to finish the game because of it. Would be a whole 5 stars if it weren’t for this glitch.

thewellnessmama ,

The best FREE learning app!!!

Like most everyone else, I can’t say enough great things about this app! It teaches every single thing your child will need in order to master the alphabet and lays the perfect foundation for them to become successful early readers. Both my 5&6yo children love all the Starfall apps, because they’re fun & easy for them to navigate. I love it, because while it’s FREE to use (non-profit run by charitable donations ❤️), it’s just as educational as all the other apps that charge an arm & a leg! My kids are hard to please when it comes to learning apps, but Starfall has managed not only to capture their attention, but keep it as well...even my 5yo son who’s both ADHD + dyslexic! It’s helped him so much that he was just moved up into the 1st grade with his big sister and got to skip Kindergarten!! Starfall gets 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me AND my children! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

bbxrose ,


I can’t say enough good things about this app. I am a nanny and an early childhood education major. I cannot say enough good things about this app. It teaches children the letter name and sound and reinforces this with each slide the children move through. It shows each letter in words with pictures and emphasizes the sound. The 18 month I nanny loves this app and loves her special time to get to play on this app. From using this app a couple times a week for a few weeks, she’s started to show understanding of discrimination of letters. She also tries to copy the letter sounds. I’m not a fan of putting kids in front of a screen and not teaching them but this app is a great supplemental source to what children are already learning.

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